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  1. allow mobile broadband handling

    Hello Dev Team!

    If it possible please allow/make mobileBroadband management in Radio class. (from foreground and background).
    Wifi and bluetooth work well but the mobileBroadband is in "This value is defined for future use, and is not currently available." state currently.

    Thank you

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    • Contact Manager api : Need performance optimization

      I am developing a Windows Phone 8.1 application using windows xaml and c#. And the app needed to sync users phone contacts with the server.

      So at the point , We need to get all contacts from the phone and have to send it to the server. But compared to Silver light version contact api performance is really poor and it takes mare time to load all contacts.

      Please consider my suggestion on this case

      1. Polish your new Contact Manager api to get the maximum performance .Hence the user not to sit idle till it loads.

      2. I could…

      12 votes
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      • Provide a specialised Password Manager Hook into all apps

        This would be a really cool feature to have for all Windows Form Factors, currently this is achieved either via COM on Windows, and on Android, however, the current implementations of those aren't very safe, because it provides unauthorised access across the System. It would be great if you could request special permission from the User (Like a Notification Manager request), and that would allow the password manager, to fill password forms.

        There would need to be some things that would probably need to be specified for that to work, such as specifying a Username textbox. How this could work,…

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        • Add the downloaded file cachepolicy settings by BackgroundDownloader

          A store app uses BackgroundDownloader download a FTP URI. After the first successful download, BackgroundDownloader caches the resulting file.Regardless of whether the FTP server is online or the file is updated, downloaded again will be successful to get a cache file. Do not uninstall this App case, how to download again the latest file in real time from the same FTP URI ?

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          • Allow more specific queries on FindAppointmentsAsync

            Allow more specific queries on Appointments.

            For example, if allow to find appointments by end date (start date + duration) we can know what is happening in current moment.

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            • pubCenter API to provide daily App reports

              Need microsoft pubcenter publisher reporting api to fetch my apps reporting stats on daily basis instead of manually login and fetch stats.

              Thanks

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              • Allow API hooks to access frames displayed by screen. (Real-time video stream)

                Enabling developers to access a the data sent to the device screen for displaying.

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                • Side Loaded Apps - Full kernel driver access. Allow Windows IoT Enterprise embedded devices to run a WUP app and access its own PCIe devic

                  Side Loaded Apps - Full kernel driver access. Allow Windows IoT Enterprise embedded devices to run a WUP app and access its own PCIe Hardware. In theory it is allowed. In practice there is no way to petiton for help.

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                  • Notifications launch different of other OS's

                    Recently I read about new WinPhone 8.1 features, and one of the which had took my attention, is the notification area.

                    I think you need to make a different notification area. On the WinPho8.1 video, it works like Android and iOS. You pull from the top to down, and the notification area appears.

                    Why don't you use the WinPho style? For example: to show the notification area, you swipe from left to right. When a notification appears, you have 3 options: swipe it from the left to right and brings the notifications area, or swipe the notification from bottom to…

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                    • Timeout on StreamSocket

                      Need timeout on read from StreamSocket just like with old .net sockets and serialport. Now you have destroy the complete connection if a device on a Bluetooth serial connection does not respond.
                      While this makes no sense at all. there nothing wrong with the connection, it is just a serial device not responding.

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